Vikings, Torreys win big in football
La Jolla High School topped Hoover, 38-21, on Oct. 16 when Garrett Christenson rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries, and Zac Zlatic passed for 79 yards while rushing for 47 yards and two touchdowns.
Andy Jones led the defense with five tackles, and Braden Fudge went 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts and added a 27-yard field goal.
La Jolla Country Day rolled to a 42-0 victory over Calipatria on Oct. 16 in its homecoming game.
Derek Hatfield threw for 107 yards on 4-of-14 passing, including touchdowns of 49 and 32 yards. He also rushed for 25 yards and three scores.
Montell Allen sparked the defense with 11 tackles, and Junior Togiaso had nine. Hunter Khaleghi made all seven of his point-after-touchdown attempts. (Allen also had a big day, being named homecoming king while teammate Danny Levine was elected prince.)
The Bishop’s School fell to Francis Parker, 52-24, on Oct. 16.
Girls volleyballBishop’s swept Francis Parker, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18, on Oct. 13. Maddie Lord, Thea Derrough and Kristen Casey each had nine kills.
The Knights split four matches in the California Challenge tournament at Torrey Pines on Oct. 16-17, beating Mission Viejo, three games to two, on Oct. 16 and lost to Torrey Pines, 3-1.
Bishop’s fell to San Clemente, 3-2, on Oct. 17 but rebounded for a 3-1 win over Redondo Beach. Derrough totaled 40 kills, and Ina Kamenova had 97 assists.
Country Day topped Horizon Christian, 25-7, 25-8, 25-14 on Oct. 13.
The Torreys tied for third in the California Challenge. They swept Tesoro and topped Marymount, 3-1, on Oct. 16. The next day, Country Day swept Santa Margarita and fell to Torrey Pines, 3-1, in the semifinals.
Lauren Birks was named to the all-tournament team. (Side note: Torreys player Cheyenne Giesecke was crowned the school’s homecoming queen on Friday and teammate Malina Hood was a princess.)
Cross countryLa Jolla’s girls team beat Our Lady of Peace, 24-31, and Scripps Ranch, 17-41, at Balboa Park’s Morley Field on Oct. 14. Tatevick Simavoryan, Zoe Wescoe, Maile Luther, Maddy Frank and Anna Valenzuela ran well, Vikings coach Roger Karnopp said.
Country Day’s boys team edged The Bishop’s School for first place at a Coastal League cluster meet on Oct. 15 at UCSD. The Torreys’ score of 40 just got them past the Knights (43).
Noah Wolfenzon was Country Day’s top runner, finishing third in 17 minutes, 9 seconds over the 3-mile course. Alex Fleischhacker finished fourth, and Dennis Roth was fifth.
Will Wilde Botta of Bishop’s won in 17:04, followed directly by teammate Patrick Hoagland.
The girls race saw Bishop’s place second, with 43 points to first-place Canyon Crest Academy’s 29. Country Day was fourth with 78.
Lauren Collins of Bishop’s was the individual winner, finishing in 19:44. Country Day’s top runner was Samantha Staszak, placing sixth in 21:30.
Girls golfLa Jolla High toppled Scripps Ranch, 272-285, on Oct. 13 at Torrey Pines North. Juliette Garay (41) was the medalist.
Country Day beat Horizon Christian, 241-305 at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course on Oct. 14. Kristen Mizutani (39) was the medalist
The Torreys fell to Canyon Crest, 278-310, at Doubletree Resort and Golf Club on Oct. 15. Mizutani’s 49 was Country Day’s low.
Bishop’s topped Horizon Christian, 216-305, on Oct. 13 at La Jolla Country Club. Spenser Krut medaled, shooting 38.
Girls tennisCountry Day rolled past Francis Parker, 15-3, on Oct. 13. Elena Najera, Sophie Najera, and Alaciel Torres swept in singles, and Megan and Katie Woods swept in doubles.
The Torreys toppled Santa Fe Christian, 15-3, on Oct. 14 behind three doubles sweeps.
Elena Najera went undefeated in singles and teamed with Sophie Najera to sweep in doubles, and was named to the all-tournament team at the Girls All-American tournament, in Corona Del Mar on Oct. 16-17.
Bishop’s edged Tri-City Christian, 10-8, on Oct. 15. Bianca Pham swept in singles.
Gregory Ball covers sports for La Jolla Light. He can be reached at ballgregory@yahoo.